TWO Gold Coast schoolgirls were among a group of Australian choralists who performed before the Pope last month.
Chloe Walton and Clare Fraser, both 13, of Ashmore, and both members of the Mary Immaculate Southport parish, sang before Pope John Paul at the Vatican on May 24.
They were among 59 schoolchildren from throughout Australia who toured Europe with the Australian Youth Choir.
Clare is a Year 8 student at Aquinas College, Ashmore, while Chloe attends St HildaÕs Anglican school at Southport.
Both girls are former students of Guardian Angels’ School, Ashmore.
Chloe performed in a solo segment of the classic Cantate Domino, sung in Latin, during the recital.
St Hilda’s choir director Tania Edmunds, who coached Chloe for her solo performance before her departure, described her young student as “a fine young soprano and an excellent chorister”.
The 59 girls from around Australia left on May 16, visiting Vienna, Rome and London before returning to Australia on June 1.